Hema Thakar, MD, FACS

Patient Rating:

4.9 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Cosmetic Specialties; Plastic Surgery, Board-certified; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Board-certified


English, Interpreters available for other languages




Emanuel Medical Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Mount Hood Medical Center

About Me:

Plastic and reconstructive surgery is a marriage between form and function. My goal is to restore my patients self-confidence, whether through cosmetic or reconstructive procedures, so that my patients can look, feel, and function at their best. I take pride in providing comprehensive plastic and reconstructive surgery care in a safe and compassionate manner. My areas of expertise range from gender affirming procedures to breast and pelvic reconstruction. I feel highly privileged and find satisfaction in being able to help my patients during such an important time in their lives. I also have specific interests in facial rejuvenation, aesthetic surgery of the breast, and cosmetic and functional procedures after massive weight loss. I my free time, I enjoy skiing, hiking with my family, and cooking.

Residency: University of Texas, Southwestern
Residency: University of Texas, Southwestern
Internship: University of Texas, Southwestern
Medical School: Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine
Bachelor of Science: Rice University
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center
Publication: Wolters Kluwer, Wolters Kluwer, Wolters Kluwer, Elsevier

Patient Rating

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Average Rating:  4.9 out of 5.0

  Apr 27, 2023
Everyone I interacted with in person was very helpful and kind.

  Apr 13, 2023
Seeing Dr. Thakar always feels special. She's a legend!

  Apr 12, 2023
Dr. Thakar is an amazing doctor. She is so nice and caring and knowledgeable. I am very happy with her and the results I've got so far. All of the staff nurses, receptionists are all so nice. I'm very happy with this office and recommend them when I can. Out of all of my providers, Dr. Thakar is definitely one of my favorites!

  Mar 24, 2023
Everyone was great and very kind, the only complaint I have is that nobody was willing to tell me even an estimate of the price ahead of time.

  Mar 16, 2023

  Mar 16, 2023
Doctor Thakar and her staff were INCREDIBLY kind, patient, and understanding. I felt so comfortable and respected!

  Mar 10, 2023
Dr.Thakar is amazing and I have recommended them along with her team to other as I have been recommended by people around me.

  Mar 2, 2023
I always worry when leaving a review for Dr Thakar that it may sound like hyperbole, but she remains the best doctor I have ever had the pleasure to interact with. She is exceptionally talented in her surgery, dedicated to her patients, and just an all-around wonderful and nice person.

  Feb 9, 2023
The whole team is very good

  Feb 2, 2023
Dr. Thakar and their surgical team are phenomenal! Having a provider that understands me as a trans non-binary person is priceless. Having this gender affirming surgery saved my life. I am pleased with my results.

  Jan 20, 2023
Very caring, appropriately funny which helped easy my anxiety. Spoke to me and I felt h\heard. I left feeling encouraged and empowered,

  Jan 12, 2023
Dr Thakar was so warm and friendly and I feel very safe and confident in their care.

  Jan 12, 2023
Hemi Thakar is Knowledgeable, kind, caring and professional. I am so fortunate to have her take care of me.

  Dec 29, 2022
The doctor and staff did an excellent job. Thank you I love my boobs!!

  Dec 22, 2022
Dr. Thakar gave me excellent care and is very lovely and helpful with any questions I had!

  Dec 8, 2022
Everyone I interacted with was very friendly and made me feel comfortable and cared about.

  Dec 1, 2022
Dr. Thakar was thorough and provided me with answers to questions before I even had a chance to ask. She is kind, warm and made me feel very seen. I was feeling super nervous about my surgery but Dr. Thakar's demeanor was very reassuring and her years of experience show. I was relieved and felt way less nervous about my upcoming surgery. I would and have already recommended her to friends.

  Dec 1, 2022
Dr. Thakar was very efficient, kind and affirming to me especially about my questions concerning surgery and post surgery.

  Nov 11, 2022
Dr. Thakar is a wonderful provider and has been nothing but kind and helpful.

  Nov 10, 2022
Everyone in Dr. Thakar's office was amazing at their jobs - kind, professional and Dr. Thakar herself was so amazing - she clearly loves her job and is very good at it. I feel really lucky.

  Nov 3, 2022
Dr. Thakar is one of the best medical providers I have ever had. They are knowledgeable, communicate so I can understand, and respects me as a trans patient - That is important to me. 10/10.

  Nov 3, 2022
Dr. Thakar and the entire team and plastic and reconstructive surgery have been absolutely amazing. Medically transitioning is a very important and deeply personal experience, so having providers and staff that are aware, supportive, and knowledgeable is essential. I know 2 other people who have had to surgery with Thakar and I know two more who will be in the future, solely because their team is amazing.

  Oct 31, 2022
Positive experience all around! :D

  Oct 28, 2022
Dr. Thakar was very friendly and professional. I feel comfortable and safe moving forward with having surgery done by her.

  Oct 28, 2022
Everyone was professional and friendly.

  Oct 28, 2022
Dr Thakar is extremely kind, honest and helpful. I feel extremely satisfied with LHS as a provider.

  Oct 24, 2022
I have great respect for Dr Thakar. She works very hard

  Oct 21, 2022
She was so friendly and relatable, I would recommend her and her staff to anyone. They were amazing from check in to check out.

  Oct 21, 2022
Dr. Thakar and I got along amazingly. She was very thoughtful with their questions for me and listening. She is also has a great sense of humor which can be really helpful when in awkward situations.

  Sep 1, 2022
I find all the health care at Legacy to be amazing - I see several providers. This provider is another example of "old school" care mixed with modern medicine and exemplary expertise. Staff greet me with kindness and care. Doctors that spend time with me - talking, getting to know me. Provide and review care options. Ask for my input. Each provider has this culture. You all should be proud to cultivate this kind of care. In a time of reduced workforce and multiple pressures, your staff and providers create an environment of trauma informed care and advanced technologies. I am so glad Legacy is where I call - my health home

  Aug 12, 2022
Dr Thakar is the most friendly, personable, and professional doctors I have ever seen anywhere. She is a true gem.

  Aug 12, 2022
I've always had an amazing experience with every single person in this office and I recommend them to everyone I know that could benefit from their services. Keep up the great work everyone, we see you and appreciate you!!

  Aug 4, 2022
Extremely impressed with Dr. Thakar & office.

  Aug 4, 2022
Very friendly and receptive, remembered me from almost ten years ago, had a good sense of humor, overall just very pleasant.

  Aug 4, 2022
Dr. Thakar is incredibly respectful and kind, was very clear and informative

  Aug 4, 2022
Dr Thakar us one of the loveliest people I have met. I felt very comfortable with her approach.. Very professional, caring great listener and conservative. I felt so at ease and comfortable with our collaboration. At some point I will need surgery but we will decide the right time together. She's an amazing medical professional and would highly recommend her !

  Jul 15, 2022
Dr. Thakar was wonderful. They seemed very genuine and sincere in there care for me. It didn't feel like a rushed experience and they made me feel like all their attention was on me. I couldn't have had a better experience!

  Jul 14, 2022
I really don't like your new hospital policy that states that everyone has to pay $500 to have their surgical waste tissue destroyed. I was hoping that insurance would cover that along with the surgery but since you have no other options I am forced to go somewhere that will take OHP.

  Jul 14, 2022
Dr. Thakar is great at making you feel cared for both as a patient and as a person. I couldn't recommend a better provider

  Jul 8, 2022
Doctor Thakar and nurses are extremely helpful and nice. I felt comfortable and welcomed.

  Jul 7, 2022
Dr. Thakar has the best bedside manner I have ever had as an adult. Her entire team made me feel valued as a person. Amazing care.

  Jul 7, 2022
Dr. Thakar was amazing, attentive, kind and knowledgeable. The rest of the staff was great for the most part.

  Jun 30, 2022
Hema Thakar was super helpful and friendly, she listened to all of my concerns and responded to my questions with immense knowledge on the subject of FTM top surgery. Even the parts that didn't go ideally for me were made easier by her presence and willingness to talk me through them.

  Jun 30, 2022
Dr Thakar is the only medical professional I have ever felt safe around.

  Jun 30, 2022
Dr. Thakar is the best. Informative, kind,patient, caring, professional. She has a bright shining spirit & her team is always kind and helpful which is extremely important from a patients point of view who has had the medical scares and complications I have had.

  Jun 24, 2022
Dr. Thakar is a great surgeon with an amazing "bedside manner". She is a really good listener and hears and responds to your questions and concerns. She truly cares about her patients.

  Jun 17, 2022
Thakar was very kind, calm, and answered all of my questions. It was an emotionally uncomfortable appointment for me, but she made me feel safe and listened - to.

  Jun 10, 2022
Thakar and her staff were outstanding.

  Jun 10, 2022
Dr. Thakar was incredible! She did an exceptional job on my surgery. I'm thankful that I went with her. She was also very approachable and made me feel reassured. This visit, the receptionists were incredible and let me visit the dr despite arriving late to my appointment. My only complaint throughout this whole surgery process would be that the phone tree was challenging to navigate, before I got set up in MyHealth and could communicate that way.